Congratulations to B Wadsworth on her fantastic transformation! Her dedication to just getting back on track has not only led to some pretty amazing results but it has also provided her with tremendous learning about what she needs to do to remain successful! Could not be more proud of her!
I recently completed 36 weeks on the program, and essentially maintained my numbers through my third session — and looking back, it was anything but smooth. I lost and gained the same 6 pounds the entire 12 weeks. But, I always got back on track. That is what living in maintenance is all about.
I was worried about maintenance, just because of my long, rocky history with weight loss and gain. The difference now is awareness. Tracking, weighing measuring. I know that helps keep me on track. And for me, I will continue to use MyFitnessPal, my food scale and my body scale for the indefinite future.
I feel too good to go back now. I remember my 260+ self all too well. I look at this picture and instantly remember living at that weight; that feeling has never left me. And I’m thankful for that because it is a constant reminder of where I don’t want to be — as well as a reminder to respect my body and my health.
I want to ease into my golden years with grace, strength and good health. I believe I have finally found the way to get there, with a little help from my TCL friends!
I still struggle. I have good days and I have bad days. I crave pizza, margarita’s, chips and chocolate. And sometimes, I give myself permission to have it.
But, I finally understand what maintenance feels like, and its not what I fantasized about. You don’t “get there” then let go and eat like you used to. For me, it still — and probably always will — require a conscious commitment.
My food choices are different than they were 36 weeks ago and I know how to navigate the grocery store and restaurant menus. I also learned that I can eat more and still lose weight — so don't think you'll be stuck at the same macros for ever. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't experience it myself!
And for those of you just starting this journey — or who are currently struggling on the journey — I want to leave you with a little visual of what my journey looked like in between my "before & after" picture.